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Holiday Cottages in Snowdonia

A truly impressive area, named after the most famous mountain in Wales, stunning Snowdonia is an extremely popular British holiday destination. The third National Park to be established after the Peak District and the Lake District, Snowdonia offers plenty to do. Here you will find huge mountains to conquer, lush forests full of wildlife, pretty beaches dotted along the vast coastline and towering cliffs, as well as a variety of cosy Snowdonia cottages from which to see it all. A place of national pride and understandably so, Snowdonia remains one of the most beautiful protected and preserved natural areas in the British Isles. Read more

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53.142946, -3.334146

Comfy converted granary offering a lovely mix of traditional character and modern convenience, set in The Vale of Clwyd just three miles from the market town of Ruthin. The Granary sits in a peaceful picturesque position and is an ideal self-catering holiday retreat for exploring North Wales, Chester and the nearby Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £700
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.916049, -4.232985

Aeolian is a lovely three-storey Victorian, coastal townhouse located opposite Criccieth Castle enjoying far reaching sea views. The interior combines original and modern features with fresh and spacious living areas that are perfect for families or friends. This home from home sleeps eight guests in four beautiful bedrooms which include two super king rooms, two full-size singles in a twin room and a children’s bunkbed room along with two bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom. Up to two dogs are welcome and an enclosed suntrap garden with table and benches will keep everyone happy along with the full fibre Wi-Fi. The beach is a two-minute walk away along with pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and a train station within easy reach. A great location to visit the many places in North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula with the Wales Coast Path on the doorstep. Parking is free and readily available across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a ten-minute walk. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£860 to £1560
Short breaks from £125 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

53.242757, -3.972793

Escape to the beauty of North Wales in this charming period cottage in the friendly village of Llanfairfechan. Capel Ucha sleeps up to four people in two double bedrooms, with lots of space inside and out for couples, families and friends. It is within walking distance of the beach, village shop and local pub, and has access to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes leading to Snowdonia National Park, the Carneddau Mountain Range and the Nant y Coed Nature Reserve. Anglesey, Conwy and Llandudno are all within easy reach for fun days out, as are favourite attractions that include the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Zip World.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £875
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.088003, -4.174085

The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples.  Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £645

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.000552, -3.942453

This welcoming holiday cottage is only half a mile from Blaenau Ffestiniog's centre, within a 10-minute walk of shops, cafes, pubs, and exciting attractions like Zip World and Bounce Below. It has gorgeous views from the front and rear, with nearby attractions including Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Antur Stiniog, Snowdon, Portmeirion, and Conwy Castle. The Llyn Peninsuala is within easy reach, as are beautiful beaches like Morfa Bychan. Gwalia Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is dog-friendly. It's ideal for couples, families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £650
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.212337, -3.807957

Sleeping 5, Fig Tree at Conwy Valley Getaway is a picturesque courtyard cottage with panoramic views over the valley towards the mountain peaks of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. With a private patio and hot tub and over an acre of garden to explore, enjoy rural tranquillity in a beautiful and unspoiled countryside setting. No cars or noise but ideally placed to access hundreds of activities close by. You’ll also have 24/7 use of the 11m heated indoor swimming pool located just meters from your front door. Located on the edge of the Bodnant Estate and surrounded by working farms, it is an excellent base to explore North Wales, including top Eryri (Snowdonia) attractions like Zip World, Conwy Castle, Llandudno Pier, the Welsh Mountain Zoo and Portmeirion. Fig Tree is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1295 to £1975
Short breaks from £175 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.104966, -3.911621

It's rare that a large Snowdonia holiday home is as spectacular inside as the views outside, but St Curig's Church in Capel Curig is the exception. This fabulous conversion provides extremely comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 16 guests, making it popular for family gatherings and holidays with friends. It is across the road from a great village store and within a few minutes' walk from the Bryn Tyrch Inn and Tyn-y-Coed Inn. Moel Siabod is virtually on the doorstep, and with Betws-y-Coed only a short drive away, there are no shortage of cafes, pubs and amenities from which to choose. Capel Curig offers cycling, walking, fishing, horse riding and kayaking. It is a superb base for exploring Snowdonia National Park as it is also within reach of Mount Snowdon, historic Conwy, and beautiful beaches. If you want to experience the best of the great outdoors without forgoing any home comforts, St Curig's Church is a perfect base for your holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£4090 to £4190

16  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.318173, -3.842459

Wavecrest is a spacious, stylish adults-only holiday cottage steps away from Llandudno's West Shore Beach. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and is perfect for couples and friends who want to be within walking distance of this famous Victorian seaside resort's beach, cafes, bars, and shops. The views from the house and garden are fantastic, reaching across the beach towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Snowdonia, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Surf Snowdonia, and many other attractions are all within easy reach. Bookings are available all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1850

6  |   3  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.318173, -3.842459

For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard. 

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1750

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.930435, -4.199574

Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£430 to £600
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.930435, -4.199574

Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is coarse and trout fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes. Y Wyddfa (Snowdon), Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1045
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.930435, -4.199574

Families love Ty Mawr, not only for its spacious rooms and garden but also for the stunning views over the valley to the mountains of Snowdonia. The period self-catering farmhouse is two miles from Criccieth and within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, providing a wealth of ways to explore and enjoy this fantastic landscape. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and surfing are all readily accessible, and there is coarse and game fishing on site. The dog-friendly holiday rental sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £1915
Short breaks from £400 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.930435, -4.199574

Sleeping 10 people in five bedrooms, Eisteddfa is a superb self-catering holiday rental near Criccieth. It has fantastic views from almost every window, multiple reception rooms and a huge garden, so it is perfect for big families, extended families or friends. The location is perfect for a fun-filled holiday being only two miles from beaches on the Llyn Peninsula and within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park. There are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door. Caernarfon Castle and the Snowdon Mountain Railway are half an hour's drive, while Portmeirion and Porthmadog are less than 15 minutes from the house. 

Weekly guide price:
£1300 to £2300
Short breaks from £200 per night

10  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.613069, -4.044042

Couples adore The Little Cottage on Geurfron Farm near Tywyn in the Snowdonia National Park. The pretty stone holiday cottage sits on 20 private acres of land and has stunning views over the Dysynni Valley from the cottage and the terrace. It's only a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of places like Dolgellau, Castell Cynfal, and the waterfalls at Dolgolch and Nant Gwernol. Geufron Farm is a non-working farm, so there's lots of space but no farm noise or passing traffic to disturb your sleep.

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £750
Short breaks from £69 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.613069, -4.044042

The Old Farmhouse has been part of Geufron Farm for two hundred years, and it's even more welcoming today thanks to a sympathetic refresh by the owners who have made it feel comfortably modern without losing any original character. It's perfect for families, with space for up to nine people to sleep in four bedrooms, with sensational mountain views, and use of the farm's 20 acres. You can book it independently or with one of the four other holiday cottages on the estate. The beach is only a few miles away, and there are beautiful footpaths from the door, including to the nearby Peniarth Arms in Bryncrug.

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £2160
Short breaks from £138 per night

9  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Barn

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 1st Jun 2024 for 2 nights, £583Save £64"Perfect for a family of 4 or spacious for a couple. Fenced garden. Welcomes up to 4* house trained dogs. Short walk to the local pub. Explore beaches, waterfalls and mountain walks. EV charger on site"
52.613069, -4.044042

You won't know where to look first when you arrive at The Barn. Will you sit on the deck and drink in the stunning views over the Snowdonia countryside to Cardigan Bay? Or look up to the mountains and the promise of an adventure? Maybe the interiors will catch your attention, where attractive original features have been complemented by a recent refurbishment to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms, making it perfect for family and friends. The Barn is within walking distance of a dog-friendly pub and less than three miles from Tywyn's Blue Flag Beach and the Wales Coast Path. There is always plenty to see and do when you stay at The Barn, no matter what the season.

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1375
Short breaks from £170 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Granary

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 24th May 2024 for 3 nights, £557Save £62"Perfect bolthole for Two. Fenced garden terrace. Welcomes up to 2* house trained dogs.Short walk to the local pub. Explore beaches, waterfalls and mountain walks. EV charger on site. Short breaks also"
52.613069, -4.044042

Fall in love all over again in this gorgeous holiday cottage in the Snowdonia National Park. The Granary sits in 20 private acres less than three miles from Cardigan Bay, Tywyn beach and the Wales Coastal Path, and within walking distance of the Peniarth Arms pub in Bryncrug. It is ideal for couples, though would also suit a solo adventurer who wants easy access to beautiful footpaths, exciting mountain bike routes, golf, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and a wealth of other activities that make Snowdonia a favourite holiday destination in every season.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £800
Short breaks from £99 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Cowshed

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 3 nights, £672Save £74"Perfect for a family of 5 or spacious for a couple. Log Burner. Fenced garden. Welcomes up to 4* house trained dogs. Walk to the local pub. Explore beaches, waterfalls & mountains. EV charger on site"
52.613069, -4.044042

The incredible views at The Cowshed are matched only by its stylish interior, which has recently been refurbished and updated to provide very comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to five people in two bedrooms. The layout (one double bedroom and a triple bunk room) is perfect for families, and with all rooms on one level, it's also great for people who like to avoid stairs. The Cowshed is on Geuforn Farm, a non-working farm set in 20 private acres in the south-west of Snowdonia National Park. Tywyn's Blue Flag beach is less than three miles from the door, and there is a welcoming, dog-friendly pub within walking distance.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1375
Short breaks from £170 per night

5  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Old Farmhouse and Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 7 nights, £2250Save £250"Exclusive Use of Heated Outdoor Pool - Just for you! Sleeps up to 11 guests. Short breaks also available"
52.613069, -4.044042

You'll lose your heart to  The Old Farmhouse and Cottage, which sits in 20 private acres and has spectacular views over the Snowdonia National Park to Cardigan Bay. The gorgeous period farmhouse has recently been refurbished and now boasts a fresh, modern interior with plenty of 21st Century luxuries that sit comfortably alongside original 17th Century features. The private garden has a heated outdoor swimming pool for guests exclusive use (between May to the end of Sept), and there are stunning walks and bike rides from the gate. With space for up to nine people to sleep in four lovely bedrooms, and the option to rent the adjoining Little Cottage sleeping an extra two, this picturesque house is perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£1975 to £2995
Short breaks from £195 per night

9-11  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.952130, -4.491819

Unwind and relax in this beautiful farmhouse overlooking the Irish Sea. Set within the Llyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park, a holiday in The Farmhouse can include sunny days playing on the sand, breathtaking walks along the Wales Coast Path, cycling around Cardigan Bay, spotting seals and dolphins, and so much more. There is space for up to seven people to sleep in four very comfortable bedrooms, with lots of luxurious touches that elevate The Farmhouse to somewhere wonderfully memorable where families and friends can enjoy spending time together.

Weekly guide price:
£964 to £2258
Short breaks from £183 per night

7  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Cottage Holidays in Snowdonia

For those mountaineers who prefer to explore horizontally, trails and paths are abundant all over the area. Hikers can also experience some historically notable landmarks, such as the Roman Steps to the south - remnants of a much-used mediaeval packhorse trail.

Those with a preference for some gentler walking can explore the stunning forest and valley routes, such as Gwydir Forest with some superb wildlife to be found. There are also sandy beaches along the coast, in fact, almost 200 miles of beautiful coastline. Aberdovey/Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Harlech in particular, are well worth a visit.

Snowdonia Holidays & Travel Guide

Before booking your Snowdonia holiday cottage or Snowdonia accommodation, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips on how to make the most of your Snowdonia holidays, check out our complete Snowdonia Guide.

When to Visit Snowdonia

Snowdonia comprises raw, rugged scenery, exceptional landscapes and plenty of outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re looking to scale a mountain, hike through rural terrains or wander pretty towns, there is something for everyone here. Before heading off on your adventure to Snowdonia, here’s a little more information on the best time to visit.

The landscape in Snowdonia makes it a beautiful place to visit year-round. However, for those wanting to make the most of their time outdoors, with less rain and more sunshine, summer is a great time to go. From June to August, the weather here is generally warm, with occasional hotter days. Expect temperatures of around 17°C-19°C, with blue skies and longer days - perfect for anyone looking to spend most of their time in nature!

For anyone hoping to enjoy some time hiking, climbing or biking in Snowdonia, spring is an ideal time to visit the region. The temperatures cool slightly averaging around 9°C-14°C, providing a pleasant climate to enjoy outdoor activities. The landscapes also come to life during this time, flowers start to bloom across the hills and the lush greenery allows for beautiful scenery. Spring is perfect for those looking to explore Snowdonia’s impressive wilderness without oppressive heat.

If you’re looking for a true winter wonderland getaway, a visit to Snowdonia in winter is when you want to go. As the snow-capped mountains tower in the backdrop and the landscapes shimmer under frost, you will find the region a beautiful place to visit during this time. With Christmas markets scattered throughout picturesque towns and villages bright with lights, this is the perfect time for anyone seeking a festive getaway.

What to do in Snowdonia

Breathtaking scenery provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and sightseeing spots in this must-visit UK holiday destination. Snowdonia is home to many mountain ranges, however, no visit is complete without an attempt to scale the massive Snowdon, which stands at some 3,560 feet.

A haven for those who adore outdoor pursuits, Snowdonia provides some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Climbers can enjoy the variety of routes available – some with quite a history behind them.

Those visiting Snowdonia for a relaxing weekend break or anyone who prefers to holiday at a leisurely pace are spoilt for choice with the numerous historical buildings, railways and castles. Caernarfon Castle is also a must-see for history-seekers and a very popular tourist attraction in Snowdonia.

How to travel to Snowdonia

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Snowdonia so you know what to expect when choosing to visit Snowdonia holiday cottages by car.

London: 207 miles

Birmingham: 94 miles

Glasgow: 279 miles

Liverpool: 61 miles

Bristol: 137 miles

Manchester: 80 miles

Leeds: 123 miles

Edinburgh: 282 miles

Newcastle: 223 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to Snowdonia. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Snowdonia Region

A holiday cottage in Snowdonia is the perfect place for adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys immersing themselves in stunning scenery. Its diverse habitats and varying landscapes make it a beautiful place to visit. From moorland to mighty peaks, deep gorges and idyllic towns, there is so much to see and do here.

Not only is Snowdonia utterly breathtaking, but it is also a unique part of the UK. With nine mountain ranges spanning over 52% of the region, it allows for a never-ending playground for all types of explorers.

Visitors are also pleasantly surprised when they find out the rich history that Snowdonia has to offer. With castles, World Heritage Sites and Areas of Outstanding Beauty at every twist and turn, there is plenty to uncover here. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the ruins in the region or want to wander the Heritage Coast, you will find plenty of fascinating things to see in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia FAQs

  • What is the best month to visit Snowdonia?

When you decide to visit any of our Snowdonia cottages ultimately depends on what you want to do with your time here. The region is stunning all year round, with some seasons providing better weather for outdoor activities.

If you’re looking to spend most of your time exploring Snowdonia’s wilderness, anytime between June and August is great for warmer weather and plenty of sunshine. However, spring, autumn and winter also provide a beautiful time to go here, especially if you prefer cooler weather and a chance of snow!

  • How many days do you need in Snowdonia?

Much like deciding the best time to visit Snowdonia, knowing how long to stay here also depends on what you’re looking to do. To see the top sights and explore popular tourist spots, 3 days should be enough. However, if you want to investigate all that the region has to offer, whilst taking part in its excellent outdoor activities, one week should allow you enough time to do so.

  • Is Snowdon easy to climb?

Sitting at an impressive 1,085 metres, Mount Snowdon can be quite the challenge. However, with the right weather, gear and knowledge, many people come here to conquer the mountain each year. Just make sure you've got a comfortable Snowdonia holiday cottage to return to afterwards! For those who don’t feel like scaling to the top of Snowdon, you can hop on the mountain’s railway. This allows you to take in all the incredible views whilst in the comfort of your seat.

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